The Book Thief

How is the Holocaust represented in the book?

Whether this be through the Setting (Nazi Germany), Perspective (death, through the eyes of Liesel) or the book itself.

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The Holocaust is presented largely through setting and character. We are show processions of marching Jews through the streets of the town. Death often comments on his workload largely as a result of the Holocaust. Death is working overtime collecting souls of dead Jews from the gas showers. He releases them into eternity; hence the sky is filled with "the colour of Jews". Max laments the loss of his family to the Holocaust.